Supporting those called to service in the Unitarian Universalist faith.
“Ministry is what we do together – clergy and the laity. It flows from a religious conviction that invites people to become more of themselves, more whole, as we give witness to a vision of a world transformed by our care.”
– Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley, January 2005
Scholarship recipients must identify as a woman of color, or as Hispanic or Latina. Applicants complete an online form with questions about their calling to UU ministry, religious education, or music leadership. The board and panel appreciate updates on how recipients’ careers and lives have been enhanced by a Bowens-Wheatley scholarship, but there is no requirement for post-award accounting of how funds were spent.
Awards are generally from $2,000 to $3,000.
There are two funding cycles per year, with deadlines of March 1st and October 1st. Applications must be received on or before the deadline. Recipients are selected by the Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley Scholarship Panel up to three months after the deadline. All applicants – whether selected for a scholarship or not – are notified in writing of the decisions.
Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.